Slowing Down for the (End of) Summer

Hey, everyone! This has been an amazing, wonderful, crazy summer. I launched a new pattern, ran a sew-along, and kept up daily blog posts. I even stayed on track with the original sew-along schedule, which I’m really happy about. I can’t wait to see your finished Lonsdale dresses – there have been some beautiful versions appearing all over the world!

There wasn’t a lot of sun this summer, but it still was a lot of fun!

I will be slowing down on blog posts for the next few weeks, while I get caught up. I’ll still be here (and still shipping your orders!) but I won’t be quite as present on the blog. I need to take some time to breathe and recharge. I’m feeling a little burnt out, and as they told us in school, when you’re starting a business, you are your most important asset!

So I’ll be spending time planning, getting re-focused, and taking a step away so that when I’m back things will be better than ever!

August may be a little more quiet on the blog, but I hope to be back in full-force by mid-September. Don’t worry, you’ll still get to see my finished Lonsdale Dress from the Sew-Along!

Have a great end of summer and happy sewing!


20 Responses to Slowing Down for the (End of) Summer

  1. Caroline August 15, 2011 at 6:34 am #

    just posted my finished dress :

    Hope you have a restful time. After really enjoying making this dress, I’ll be really looking forward to seeing what you come up with next. :)

  2. Vicki Kate August 15, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    Have a wonderful sort-of-break. Enjoy a bit of R&R – you’ve definitely earned it, the sew-along was as brilliant as ever (even if I have a lot of catching up to do!).

  3. Suzie August 15, 2011 at 7:02 am #

    I’m sure your daily posts will be missed by everyone but you have more than earned your break!!!!!! Hope you manage to switch off a bit and relax :)

  4. Volute August 15, 2011 at 7:10 am #

    Thank you for the excellent sew-along. I’m a bit behind (zipper and hem to be done) because I lined the skirt and added a special feature to the waistband. I’m looking forward to showing you my dress.


  5. Corinne August 15, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    Your amazing work on this sew along in and of itself is a major accomplishment. Enjoy your little re-charge break, you deserve it.

  6. Funnygrrl August 15, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    Enjoy your mini-break. As it has been said, you have more than earned it.
    Even Sewaholic’s need a slow down once in a while! :)

  7. Elspeth August 15, 2011 at 10:18 am #

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  8. Manda August 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    Enjoy your slow down time. Thank you so much for all the work you’ve done on the sew along. I haven’t started my dress yet but I plan to do it soon. I’ve been reading through as you went along! :)

  9. Beverly McCall August 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm #


    Although I did not join in the sew along, I followed you online. I just wanted to congratulate you on meeting your objectives. Job well done. Looking forward to see the pics from the others.

  10. Alessa August 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    I’ve seen some great lonsdale dresses already! :) Have fun with you little blogging vacation!

  11. K-Line August 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    What a well-deserved recharge opportunity. You’ve been going like crazy for the last year…

  12. Lucy August 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm #

    You did a great job with the sewalong, so enjoy your little rest :-)

    Can’t wait to have my dress finished – it’s just missing the zip and the hem, and is currently sitting on my duct-tape mini-me being admired while I wait to get round to those. I absolutely love the dress already, and curse that it’s not summer yet ;-)

  13. Tilly August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Have a lovely break, Tasia – you deserve it. Come back with recharged batteries in September… x

  14. Reana August 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Put your feet up and have a mojito to claim the last bit of summer! Thanks for another lovely, comprehensive, informative (and pretty!) sewalong! x

  15. jadestar August 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Have a great break. I’ve been loving the sewalong posts. I can’t wait till I get the chance to have a shot at my lonsdale dress. I’ve just been too busy :(
    Looking forward to seeing your finished dress. :)

  16. Casey August 16, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    Enjoy your well-deserved “break”!!! :)

  17. Rachel August 16, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Thank you so much for doing the Lonsdale Sew-along. Here is my dress:

  18. Sewing Princess August 16, 2011 at 7:08 am #

    Have a well deserved break. I finished my dress just now. I will be posting some pictures in the coming days. Thank you so much for all the tips through the sew-along. I really learned a lot.

  19. Sewingdina August 17, 2011 at 11:47 am #

    Have a lovely break Tasia.

  20. Jessica August 17, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    What a busy summer! You certainly deserve the break … take time and recharge, we will be happy to see you whenever you are ready to come back =).

    (and … if the mood strikes … sew something “just because”!!! hehe. Or knit ;-). It’s approaching that season!)